How to Make Homemade Gin in the Instant Pot

Gin may be flavored vodka, but it’s the best of the flavored of vodkas. However, since the only requirement for calling something “gin” is that the primary flavor is “juniper,” you can make your own with a simple infusion, and you can use the Instant Pot to do so very quickly.

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The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other wifi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the wifi in your home.

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How to Make Panera’s Double Bread Bowl at Home

Soup and soup delivery systems continue to evolve and, as Jezebel reported earlier this week, Panera is transforming the soup-eating experience into something quite dadaesque by giving us a soup trough, with not one—but two—compartments.

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Create Your Very Own “Garden Spicer” in Three Easy Steps

I love a good, topical lawn ornament—especially if it can perform double duty as some sort of scarecrow—so I am naturally pretty obsessed with what one brilliant woman is calling the “Garden Spicer.”

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How to Make Gourmet Lip Scrubs From Stuff You Already Have in Your Kitchen

Dry lips are a drag. Not only do they make kissing less fun and lipstick harder to apply, they’re worrisome and painful. Picking or biting dry spots is a bad plan—you’ll end up pulling off healthy skin—but a nice, gentle scrub can exfoliate, plump, and get your lips into kissing shape.

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All the Software Two Ohio Inmates Needed to Hack Wi-Fi Networks From the Comfort of Prison

Earlier this week, news got out that two prisoners in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction were caught with a few hacked together computers hidden in the ceiling above a closet. What’d they do with these computers? Aside from obviously downloading porn, they were also laying down a wide variety of…

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How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service provider), but VPN providers are notoriously sketchy. You could do some research to find a good one. Or you can make your own in about 10 minutes.

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The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually reboot the whole thing. It was a pain in the butt. Now, there’s an easier way to make your own Echo.

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Pi Locator Checks Stock for the Raspberry Pi Zero Across Several Stores At Once

The Raspberry Pi Zero and its newest brother, the Raspberry Pi Zero W are notoriously hard to find in stores. To help with that, Pi Locator is a simple site that’ll check stock across the globe.

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Fact-Checking the Artisanal Pencil Sharpener: How to Really Sharpen a Pencil

David Rees thinks he knows how to sharpen pencils. He says people have entrusted 1,500 pencil points to his sharpening business. I know a little something about working with sharp pencils, and let me tell you, if you send your pencils out for sharpening you’re a fucking amateur.

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